Invitation to attend the Pathways14 Conference!

PathwaysAs a follow-on from the successful Pathways Conference in Canberra in 2016, and on behalf of ATEND and the Pathways14 Conference Committee, we warmly invite you to attend the next ATEND Pathways Conference to be held at the Novotel Manly Pacific, Sydney, Australia. The ATEND Pathways Conference is a biennial event organised by the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND).

ATEND Pathways Conferences brings together disability practitioners, NDCOs and a range of other professionals, as well as academic and teaching staff, researchers, and students with disabilities to build upon the participation of people with disabilities in the post-secondary education and training sector.

Pathways conferences also play a pivotal role in the provision of essential professional development and in an ongoing contribution to an informed sector-wide approach to inclusivity.

Our Pathways14 conference theme, we believe, reflects not only the future but also the past. There has always been a focus on working collaboratively together to enhance access and engagement for students with disabilities. We will need to maintain these partnerships and build more collaborations and support networks as we face further challenges with the changing landscape of the post-secondary education and training sector.

A number of the current and emerging issues in this sector will be explored and information shared at the Pathways14 Conference. We all want to hear about best practice but we can also learn from research, funded projects, new programs trialled to create new solutions as well as being re-invigorated by the personal success stories.

We can also learn how, in collaboration and sharing, we can partner in the progress of Universal Design and Inclusive Teaching Practice. Across the sector, we need to learn to be ever more resourceful and creative in a resource-challenged environment.

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